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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 12 — Sep. 30, 2010

Study of water concentration measurement in thin tissues with terahertz-wave parametric source

Yuye Wang, Hiroaki Minamide, Ming Tang, Takashi Notake, and Hiromasa Ito  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 15, pp. 15504-15512 (2010)

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Water concentration and distribution in biotissues are important factors in many applications. THz-wave is a viable tool for water content measurement due to its highly sensitivity to water. In this study, the measuring errors of water concentration using THz-wave induced by transmittance and sample thickness were analyzed theoretically. The chosen basis for sample thickness and measuring THz frequency were presented theoretically. Measurements of the water two-dimensional mapping in different animal tissue samples were demonstrated experimentally, which clearly shows the spatial distribution of the tissues.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(040.2235) Detectors : Far infrared or terahertz
(110.6795) Imaging systems : Terahertz imaging
(170.6935) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tissue characterization

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Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: April 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 31, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 2010
Published: July 7, 2010

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Vol. 5, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Yuye Wang, Hiroaki Minamide, Ming Tang, Takashi Notake, and Hiromasa Ito, "Study of water concentration measurement in thin tissues with terahertz-wave parametric source," Opt. Express 18, 15504-15512 (2010)

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